Monday, October 18, 2010

Twins and Dishes....the aftermath.

I'm calling a Do-Over.
8 year old twin style.

The twins have recently picked up the chore of doing the dishes.
(MUCH to their older brothers delight)

Oh how it pays to have a twin.
One of you loads.
The other one unloads.
Double the mess.
Double the helping hands.
It's all good.

Until....I went to start the dishwasher today that they had "loaded".
And here is what I found:


I'm pretty sure nothing is getting clean like that.
I'm just sayin.
Please do take note of how the silverware is all cozied up together in one little corner.

There must be some super-duper top secret flatware pow-wow goin on.
Shhhh...don't tell the sporks.....they weren't invited.

To their credit
A: They are really cute despite their obvious abhorrant dish loading skillz.
B: Any future twin wives reading this years from now should know that I will do all I can between now and then to remedy the aforementioned dish situation.
C: If I fail at remediating them through the course of Dish 101 please don't blame me.....I beg of you.............
....I tried....I really, really tried.
D: If the afore, afore mentioned remediating does indeed fail....may a most non-intrusive mother in law way.....suggest using paper products so as not to ignite any marital unrest due to their lack of dish skills?
E: My current excuse for the above incident is that they are a bit out of practice as we have been cutting them some major slack during Fall ball baseball season.....there are only so many hours in a day when you are 8 and going to school all day and doing homework and rockin the baseball field all night.
F: But that would just be an excuse.....and I try not to make excuses for my children. It doesn't really do them any favors.......apparently unless it involves baseball and dishes.

So that certainly must account for this particular least that is what I am going to tell myself. 
I think some retraining is in order.
Did I mention how cute they are?


  1. Your blog is one of my favorites!
    You are such a great writer and HILARIOUS!!
    Thanks for always making my day.
    Now, hurry up and go get those boys!
    I can't wait to see them with all their brothers.
    : )
    Blessings to you!!

  2. Well, that is so sweet! My 11 year old will load the cups the same way. But, at least they are loading? It is better than having them sit in the sink, right? And yes, they are cute.

  3. LOL!!! Well could say at least they got the dishes IN the dishwasher!! HA! Too fun. I know Kaylin loves to help and I can see Kaleb and she having some twin fun when it's time too!!

  4. LOL! Gotta step up that training! ;) So they can train their younger brothers after they're home and settled for a while! :)
    I think the future wives will forgive their lack of skills at 8 but expect a slightly improved job at 28.

  5. These are the same twins who clean their room and make their beds?? I don't think there will be any problem. Just a little retraining. Maybe you should make Jack some flash cards with pictures of a properly loaded dishwasher! I might use these pics as a how NOT to load the dishwasher for Mason.

  6. LOL!! I'm sure their future wives will so appreciate your desire to improve their dishwashing skills. Think about important our training is for their future spouses. Overwhelming, I think. :)
    I've been catching up on your blog. So exciting about your fundraiser. How much did you raise? They are soooo cute!!!!
    Alexis will be excited to see who will be getting a blog makeover. :)